Executive Board
Apostolic Archives International








Meet the Executive Board of Directors

The Executive Board of Directors are the spiritual overseers of the Apostolic Archives International Inc. Each member is part of the international communiy of Oneness Pentecostalism.


Executive Board of Directors



Dr. Gary W. Garrett resides in Joplin, Missouri. Gary is the founder and CEO of the AAI. Dr. Garrett serves as an ambassador for the preservation of modern Pentecostalism. His travels take him throughout the regions of North America, connecting generations through historical presentations of vintage Pentecostal history. A recipiant of the Doctor of Religious Research in Church History, Dr. Garrett also serves as Sr. Pastor of Grace Church in Joplin, MO.




Reverend Nathaniel Paul Urshan resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nathaniel serves on the Executive Avisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International Inc., and the Ethics Committee for the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame. Nathaniel is also a member of the Apostolic Historians Association, which sponsors the annual (AAI) Heritage Conference. He is the grandson of Pioneer Evangelist, Reverend AD Urshan, and son of the late Bishop NA Urshan, who formerely served 23 years as General Superintendant for the UPCI in St. Louis, Missouri. Nathaniel's knowledge of modern Pentecostal history gives the Apostolic Archives International substantial credibility in its quest for excellence.




Dr. Bernie Wade Sr. resides in Bedford, Kentucky where he serves as Presiding Bishop over the International Circle of Faith organization. Bernie is also the Chancellor of ICOF Colleges and Seminaries. He is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Apostolic Archives International Inc. He also serves on the Ethics Committee for the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame, and is a member of the Historians Association.                      




Bishop James A. Johnson is an honorary board member of the AAI. James is the former Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He is an Apostolic Author, Senior Pastor of Bethesda Temple in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Urshan Graduate School of Theology in St. Louis, Mo.




Reverend Mark Grisham resides in Houston, Texas, and serves on the Executive Avisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International Inc., and the Ethics Committee for the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame. Mark is a former Instructor at Jackson College of Ministry in Jackson, Mississippi. He has ministered in 50 countries, and served under the leadership of Bishop Tommy Craft and Bishop James L. Kilgore. Mark has pastored in Houston, Texas, and served as assistant pastor in Jackson, Mississippi. Mark's association with such Apostolic organizations as: The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World; The Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith; The United Pentecostal Church International; The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and others, endears him to the many historical programs associated with the Apostolic Archives International.



Dr. Talmadge L. French resides in Elk Grove, California, where he is Provost of the Apostolic School of Theology, in Sacramento, California, as well as an instructor of biblical language at Patten University, Oakland, California. He also presides as the Director of the fully accredited Apostolic School of Theology Graduate Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient Language (Greek) and a Master of Arts degree in New Testament Theology. Dr. French is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Birmingham, England. Dr. French is beginning his first tenure as a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International.




Dr. Lamonte McNeese resides in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he is the founder and chancellor of Apostolic Bible College. He has over 25 years of apostolic pastoral experience, coupled with 3 earned degrees, BBS, MBS, and A Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (Ph.D). McNeese is the Historian for the First Apostolic Council of Kentucky & Tennessee (PAW). He is the author of 5 books and holds memberships in a number of national ministerial organizations, to include the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Apostolic Historians Association. As founder and CEO of L. McNeese Ministries, Dr. McNeese is the overseer of 6 non-profit community service agencies. Dr. McNeese serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International, and the Nominating Committee for the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame.

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